Anger at JZ exam question



May 25, 2016
Anger at JZ exam question

'DISRESPECTFUL': Zuma cartoon.

School used a satirical drawing by cartoonist Zapiro in exam.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has vowed to take action against a school that used a cartoon ridiculing President Jacob Zuma in an exam question paper.

The school used a drawing of cartoonist Zapiro, real name Jonathan Shapiro, depicting Zuma with a shower head floating in a pool of money and having a drink, reports The Star.

The first question asks who the man in the cartoon is, while the second asks if the pupils will vote for Zuma, based on the cartoon. Lesufi would not name the school, citing safety reasons, but said the question paper was for Grade Six pupils.

Responding to the first question, one pupil wrote: “No I wouldn’t [vote for Zuma] because he looks way too stupid to think about others and he’s swimming in money, which shows he is selfish when it comes to money.”

A parent who saw the cartoon complained to Lesufi and asked that he investigate the matter.

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